Entries by Brian McGuire

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Oor Wullie gets a new name after Paisley Pattern makeover

THE iconic cartoon character Oor Wullie has been given a new name. He’s been dubbed Oor Buddie after his statue in the middle of one of Scotland’s largest shopping centres had his shirt and dungarees painted in the famous Paisley Pattern design. Staff at the intu Braehead shopping centre then gave Oor Wullie the new […]

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It’s play time as Howwood Public Park is awarded £50,000

Young people and families are set to benefit as £50,000 is invested in Howwood Public Park for brand-new play equipment. Skateboard ramps, a zip slide, football goals and an outdoor gym are on their way after Howwood Community Council’s application to the Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund was accepted. The […]

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Ferguslie young people will transform their local park thanks to £50,000 investment

Glencoats Park in Paisley is set to be transformed after local volunteer group Pals of the Privies secured a £50,000 investment. The group applied to Renfrewshire Council’s Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund to upgrade the play area within the park with a new surface and new equipment. Focus groups were […]

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Renfrewshire sends 2000 tonnes less to landfill thanks to new recycling system

Renfrewshire’s new recycling system has seen a reduction of almost 2000 tonnes of household waste sent to landfill than the same period last year. From January to July 2019, 15,187.75 tonnes were disposed of compared to 17,163.44 in 2018 – a reduction of 11.5%. This coincided with a 42.6% increase in the amount of food […]


Wat aantrekken naar een zomers huwelijk?

  De maanden juni, juli en augustus vormen samen het trouwseizoen. Hoewel je mag trouwen wanneer je dat wil, kiezen de meeste koppels ervoor om het jawoord te geven wanneer de kans op stralend weer het grootst is. Januari en februari zijn dan ook de minst populaire trouwmaanden. Een uitnodiging voor een trouwfeest ontvangen is […]


Comparing Paisley’s Favourite Pastimes

One of the great things about a town like Paisley is the range of activities on offer. Geographically speaking, Paisley is in a good position, given it’s a small city close enough to Glasgow to be able to commute there but far enough to have its own identity. Despite having a population of around 77,000, […]

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Paisley in Motion

This small video was taken in and around Paisley for us by Paisley Buddie Drone Flights (no drones were used this time). It shows a lot of local landmarks and is created in a way which is called motion capture, sit back and enjoy. This is the first video they have created so lessons learned […]


Local Help For Gambling Problems

Sadly, as much as it should be entertaining, gambling has turned into a genuine problem in England and Scotland. According to the survey completed by the Health Ministry in 2017, the problem has turned national with almost 2 million people estimated to have some kind of gambling problems. As compulsive gambling is difficult to change […]


Tips on how to plan your perfect trip to Athens

Already booked your flight to Athens but not sure how to even begin planning the trip? Seeking the help of professional might be the solution to your problem. After all there are services that can create personalized tours just for you based on your preferences. Additionally, below you’ll find 10 tips that should help you […]


How to Find the Best Homecoming Dresses Online

Homecoming Dress collection is a unique idea that has got much popularity all across the world and has gained the attention of the interested watch lovers to find the best range of luxury watches on cheap rates. A fun semi-formal party dress that has great inspirational ideas to help the people to find their interest […]